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Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm EST
tonight about the misfortunes of another prominent politician, former congressman jesse jackson jr. of chicago, who is charged with using campaign funds to finance an appetite for expensive jewelry, furs, and other luxury items. we get that story tonight from nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff. >> reporter: the day after former congressman jesse jackson jr. was charged with misusing campaign funds the downfall of the once rising political star has shaken his hometown of chicago. the level of theft on his part i find stunning. you have to learn from your mistakes. that's all. we pray for him. >> reporter: jackson was charged friday with diverting $750,000 in campaign funds for personal benefit including $43,000 for a gold plated rolex, nearly $19,000 for michael jackson memorabilia, $10,000 for bruce lee items, $5100 for fur capes and parkas, and $5,000 for a football signed by u.s. presidents. using campaign contributions for these kinds of personal expenditures is way over the line. you just can't do it. >> reporter: jackson's wife sandra was also charged w
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Feb 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
. michelle kosinski, nbc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. was for years considered a rising bright light among democrats in congress with a famous family name. but today he and his wife were in tears in a federal courtroom, pleading guilty to serious crimes involving campaign money. both of them now face possible prison time. our report from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr., the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a federal judge, for years i have lived off my campaign. admitting that he took money received in political contributions and used it to make more than 3,000 separate purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch. $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars. $16,000 for a pair of elk heads. tens of thousands more in furnishings for their homes in washington and chicago. total value, $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that
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Feb 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >> we are one day closer to a big budget deadline in washington. i am hallie jackson with more on what automatic spending cuts could mean for you and people you know. >> washington has just eight days to avoid huge spending cuts. officials are trying to take steps to avoid the worst-case scenario. hallie jackson has more on what impact the cuts will have beyond the beltway. >> is looking to become the new f-word, furlough. >> 800,000 civilians working for the defense department may be cursing the news out of the pentagon. they will be forced to take one day off each week of massing spending cuts take place on march 1. >> i will pay the mortgage and utilities, and then you live on what is left. >> the furloughs would begin in mid-april and last more than five months. the pentagon would need to find billions more in savings if no deal is reached. >> this is felt in big and small towns alike, and it won't be just limited to communities with active duty basis. >> it is not just those working for the military who would be affected. unemployed would seek 10% of unemployment benefits evaporat
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00am EST
for a worse case scenario. >> hallie jackson has the latest. >> whatever happens will have a big impact far beyond the beltway including in washington. about 800,000 civilians will be forced to take one day a week off if these cuts go through. it is not just folks working for the military. people will see 10% of their unemployment benefits evaporate. politicians on both sides talked about the need to avoid them but blamed the other guys for not doing anything about it. it feels a little bit like deja vu. >> i hear there is a new poll out this morning. >> it shows if no deal is reached, about half of people will blame republicans in congress. the represent will blame president obama. about four in 10 say we should let those big cuts happen if there's no deal. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> people are concerned that the massive cuts will hurt their bottom line. company leaders say sequestration is putting future projects up in the air. >> for a company that does $30 million in volume, it will be a huge impact. we are looking for some certainty. >> most of the companies say curren
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
be a hearing in the house of representatives. hallie jackson joins us live. who else will be talking immigration today? >> it is well beyond the borders of the city. >> now is the time. >> the president is doing the same at the white house today. d.c., members of congress are meeting, too. >> we need a serious fix. >> janet napolitano will visit el paso, texas. she stopped at the border in california. the hispanic population is growing quickly. it is predicted to outpace the white population. >> this is the first time the white population has not been the largest group in california. >> it will take weeks or months to negotiate a change. >> the president and the group of senators have unveiled proposals which were derided as amnesty. >> we have tried this before. in 1986, we gave amnesty to three million people. now we have 11 million, 12 million illegal immigrants here. >> better border security. that is something the president's proposal does not do. >> i believe we're at the moment where comprehensive reform is within our grasp. >> the president is also talking with business leade
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Feb 26, 2013 4:30am EST
. >>> chicago voters in congressman jesse jackson jr.'s district will brave the snow to replace him. >>> if the senate finance committee approves jack lew as the trek social secretary today a full senate vote could come as early as tomorrow. >>> on top of all that, could lawmakers have the sequester $75 billion in spending cuts. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington with the answer and more on that. >> reporter: mara, good morning. still no negotiations going on here in public here or behind the scenes. congress now back in session, but really no talks going on between them and the white house. president obama today heads to virginia where he'll speak at a ship builder concerned about jobs. they have job keshgzs in all 50 states. and the president is being criticized by house republicans, especially house speaker john boehner for not staying in washington. but as we're telling you there are serious differences on how to get rid of these deficits and to prevent the budget cuts from happening on friday. lot of emphasis now, especially at airports. not only will travelers be affecte
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00am EST
big budget cuts on the road trip today. i am hallie jackson in washington. hey! did you know that honey t cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >> president obama will hit the road today taking his warnings about severe budget cuts to virginia. >> some republicans say the president should be on capitol hill to work on the deadline. >> hallie jackson has more. >> the curtain is rising on another day of political theater in washington. president obama will be going to newport news to warrant what could happen if $85 billion in automatic spending cuts kick in in just three days. it doesn't look like either side is working on a deal. just crafting bills that and not likely to pass both chambers. we may see some republicans that would shift the responsibility for the cuts to the white hou
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Feb 16, 2013 5:00am EST
adversity. up next: meet janice jackson. but first, if you want something to do ... ...then... here's a look at some events going on around town. to washington, d-c now, where a baltimore woman got a major pat to washington, d-c now, where a baltimore woman got a major pat on the back from president obama. her name is janice jackson. and as our kate amara show us... she has a way of motivating everyone around her. t-v hill. certainly after her super bowl performance beyonce' really is the hottest ticket in town ... up next: news on her mrs. carter world tour "john talks" after a week of what's been described as living inside a floating port a potty ...can you saw lawsuit? carnival faces the first of potentially many legal battles ... welcome back to 11 news saturday morning.. thanks for joining us. let's take another look outside with john. the first lawsuit against carnival cruise lines has been filed. the the first lawsuit against carnival cruise lines has been filed. the federal court filing comes less than a day after passengers of the disabled ocean liner "triumph" arrived in mobile, al
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
focus -- the economy. hallie jackson joins us live. there will be a lot of listeners tomorrow. >> perhaps more importantly the millions of americans watching on tv. >> the president of the united states. >> the moment when he gets an on uninterrupted, unchallenged opportunity to talk to the country and to define his agenda. >> the president will focus on one topic -- >> the economy will be central to the speech. and how we grow the economy. >> president obama is likely to warn congress not to let big automatic spending cuts happen. >> if the sequester is allowed to go forward -- >> thousands of americans in education or clean energy are likely to be laid-off. >> the president may touch on immigration reform, education, gun control, and climate change. republicans are listening for something specific. >> what i hope to hear is -- >> he wants to join us to affect smarter cuts in spending. >> rand paul will deliver the tea party response. >> we believe you stimulate the economy by reducing taxes. >> the official republican rebuttals will come from -- >> florida senator mark rubio
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Feb 19, 2013 9:00am EST
"argo," best picture. >> okay. all right, ladies. >> prince jackson, the 16-year-old. of course, michael jackson's oldest child. >> look at him. >> has a new role as an "entertainment tonight" correspondent. >> prince jackson, 16, is working for e.t. for a little bit, done some interviews for "oz." this is called stunting. it's about people having expertise and using that knowledge to bring to the table. so prince michael branching out. janet jackson was here last week, being honored. she is engaged. jacksons are moving on and moving up with their lives. >> he has matured so much. >> he has. >> taking on this role. maturity he owes to michael jackson. >> michael. and his father starred in "the whiz" and he wants to direct and this is right up his alley. >> they are brilliant kids. coming up next, swoet tre sweet would never know were vegan, after this. vacation is a precious thing. so this year, make the most of it. fly like you've never been grounded. scream like you've never been shushed. let go like you have nothing to lose. and hold on to what matters most. it's your vacatio
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Feb 15, 2013 6:30pm EST
congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife sandy. jab son has admitted to using $750,000 in campaign money to buy personal items, including a rolex watch, mink coats, furniture and even a hat once worn by michael jackson. his wife signed a plea agreement, admitting to filing incorrect joint tax returns. jackson apologized for his actions in a statement today. he faces up to five years in prison. >>> valentine's day is a big one for romance, and getting engaged. but if you got a diamond ring this week and it came from costco, you might have been sold a bill of goods. the jeweler, tiffany & company sued costco yesterday for promoting some engagement rings as tiffany diamonds at a discount. but the jeweler says they have never allowed any of their products to be sold at costco. tiffany is seeking damages. no word yet on whether any happy couples are seeking refunds. we're back in a moment with a blast from the past and a major milestone this weekend. see life in the best light. outdoors, or in. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the
NBC
Feb 16, 2013 9:00am EST
woman got a major pat on the back from president obama. her name is janice jackson. she has a way of motivating everyone around her. >> it's not every day you get an invitation to the white house. it's not every day you meet someone like janice jackson. the nation's second highest in honor. >> recognized by the pledges he is doing. he told me i looked pretty today. i told him you look pretty also. i didn't know what to say. i was in ah. awe. >> janice jackson was singled out by a nonprofit that empowers women with disabilities. women embracing abilities now or wean. this moment took 29 years of over coming personal adversity. at 24 janice was hit by a car and paralyzed. if she was lucky she would move her shoulders. >> as she recovered and regained her strength she resolved to give that strength to others in need. this dine mow is a professor at the university of baltimore a cover girl model and wean's engine. the group has helped more than 1,000 newly disabled women learn how to be and feel like women again. >> she needs to shine not your limitations. selfless, courageous, committed
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Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
community. >> cracking down on hacking. i am hallie jackson in washington with more on what the >> the obama administration is expected to unveil new initiatives to put a stop to cyber stealing. hallie jackson has more on what we can hear today from our washington bureau. >> today the obama administration will announce it is going after countries which spy on the u.s. by hacking into our online systems. >> it is something we're working on constantly and we will take necessary measures to enhance our cybersecurity. >> the white house wants fines and other sanctions as part of a more aggressive stance on cyberattacks, especially those from china the news comes a couple of days after a firm linked to a chinese military units was accused of stealing secrets. countries spying on other countries online is nothing new, according to cyber security experts. but what is different about the china hack is the focus of u.s. infrastructure. >> that could give them leverage to either launch an attack or just have political leverage in knowing the vulnerabilities of our nation. >> officials in
NBC
Feb 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
-center. the orioles had a quick 1-0 lead. another shot, this time to right center. conner jackson scores. the orioles win 5-1. cal ripken likes what he sees so far from the 2013 orioles. >> i would say that they are competitive in the american league and i don't think they are going away. it might have been a surprise to many people and to many of the orioles. that is why you play. you don't pick a champion by looking at a piece of paper. they played well and they would this close to knocking off the season in game 5. >> that is cal ripken friday night downtown. the maryland schedule has been released that includes a home game against syracuse. also a showdown with west virginia at m&t bank stadium on saturday, october 12. remember last year's game with west virginia. a couple of touchdown catches. spring practice down at college park it's under way saturday. c.j. brown is now a eight redshirt senior and is expected to be the starter. he says the turbos have some firepower. -- terps have some firepower. >> it looks pretty good on paper. it will be exciting to see when we are all o
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Feb 25, 2013 5:00am EST
level. governors plan to hear from the president later today. >> we begin with hallie jackson. >> governors are worried about how these cuts would smother the start of economic recovery states are starting to saee. what a way to figure out how the cuts that will happen over the next seven months if there is no deal. some folks are looking to the next deadline when government funding runs out. some speculate they could use the next month to deal with both budget battles at the same time. >> what are the chances we could see a deal by friday? >> not great, according to analysts. you may not see the fire in lawmakers bellies. we could still see blame game among democrats and republicans. one thing everybody can agree on is getting some of stan's birthday in washington. happy birthday, stan. i would have guessed 29. >> you guys lie! many areas would be impacted by the sequester. george lettis is live at a federal hill this morning. george? >> the white house report says maryland could be among the hardest-hit states. maryland could lose $14.4 million in education funding. that wou
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
agenda. hallie jackson has a preview. the speech will focus on the economy and so-called pocketbook issues. >> especially when it comes to job creation. he will talk about creating infrastructure and jobs. how to get a handle on government debt. president obama wants to cut spending and bring in more tax money. both parties want to avoid the big automatic spending cuts and time is running out. those cuts kick in in just over two weeks from now. >> playing up the importance of a growing the economy and less emphasis on deficits and debts. >> that is what you can expect to hear from the president's speech tonight. the debt ceiling will be back in mid may. >> who is on the guest list tonight? of facesseeing a lot in the crowd including people from newtown, connecticut, first responders. you also have guests representing health care, military life and immigration. along with the apple ceo and mrs. obama will be accompanied by the parents of a teenager killed in chicago. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> desperate times call for desperate measures. that is the message from mayor stephanie
NBC
Feb 13, 2013 5:00am EST
jackson has more on the story. >> good morning. the president is expected to expand on the outlines of some of the themes about jobs and the economy. >> the president of the united states. >> in the speech, the loudest response came on the topic of gun control. >> the families of blacksburg and tucson and other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> the president promised to bring home more than 30,000 troops in afghanistan. he focused on the economy. his proposals would not raise the deficit. >> we need a smarter government that invest in broadbased growth. >> marco rubio deliver the republican response in english and spanish. >> we will forever be known as the generation responsible for america's decline. rand paul handled the tea party response. >> his policies keep you poor. >> the president would like to raise the minimum wage. >> i bet a lot of folks would appreciate that. hallie jackson, thank you. >> ben cardin agrees with the president's vision. >> democrats and republicans need to work together. we saw that with the violence against women a
NBC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
january jobs report. hallie jackson gives us a preview. >> economists are predicting we will see basically what we have been seeing. the unemployment rate around 720% for the third year in a row -- 7.8%. >> we will see positive economic growth and job creation this year. >> the economy shrank by a tenths of a percentage point. >> president obama spent an entire election promising americans ever return to robust economic growth was right around the corner. >> there was a fourth quarter economic shrinkage. the economy is seeing some bright spots. more people buying cars. when it comes to unemployment, the long-term outlook is grim. >> building study and near 8% is not where we want to be. >> some of the biggest challenges revolving around what is happening here in washington and the uncertainty over the debt ceiling. hallie jackson come wbal-tv 11 news. >> seeing a shift for the super bowl. the commercials are more of a start than the players. jane king has the bloomberg business report. veggies over pizza? >> i know. i'm not sure if i believe that. lockheed martin is seeing record
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Feb 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
. jackson on the break is rejected. finishing it off and cut in the bears' lead to 2. morgan takes control. the coach -- he throws it down. a tough time inside. he misses the second time in here, the bears and the passing does not get much better than this. morgan state goes on to win -- 80-51. umbc hosting vermont. joey gets the three, but umb wasc playing catch-up. vermont showing their outside game. the jumper. he finishes 18. vermont wins 67-55. house and on the road knocks off georgia state. -- towson ioon the road not soft georgia state. tim hardaway jr. the three. michigan takes the lead. wisconsin -- the inbounds to bent rent. are you kidding me? in ot, for 3. he hits it. wisconsin storms the court, of setting michigan it 65-62. the wolverines became the third top three team to lose this week. joe flacco is travel agency has been working overtime since the quarterback won the super bowl mvp. first you went to disney world and then david letterman. today flacco attending fashion week. he was there with his wife. one of the highlights for joe flacco was getting to meet tommy hilfiger
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Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm EST
by president obama. >> janet jackson is going to the white house to get the 2012 presidential citizens medal from the president himself, a personal honor she is already using to help others. she has a baltimore based nonprofit. >> life with disability is a life, just a different one. >> she took a horrible turn 29 years ago, when, she was hit by a car at 24. >> i was thrown 40 feet in the air and broke my neck. the diagnosis was really bad. >> paralyzed from the neck down. doctors said if she was lucky, she might move her shoulder. after two years in rehab and a lot of soul-searching, she had accepted her faith and went on with her life to approve those doctors long. -- to prove those doctors wrong. she founded a group to mentor other women. >> they are just looking and we see tears because it is like a reality. >> she is an extraordinary woman. >> now, your 11 instaweather plus forecast with tom. >> this time last night, the rain and snow were moving out of the area. we will take a gander at it. there it is. the moisture left behind left slippery spots. more rain and snow sho
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
this morning to push his policy proposals. hallie jackson joins us live. where is the president taking his message ? >> he is going to north carolina. the president is expected to expand on the outlines of some of the themes about jobs and the economy. >> the president of the united states. >> in the speech, the loudest response came on the topic of gun control. >> the families of blacksburg and tucson and other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> the president promised to bring home more than 30,000 troops from afghanistan. his speech heavily featured domestic issues. he focused on the economy. he promised his proposals would not raise the deficit. >> we need a smarter government that invests in broad-based growth. >> marco rubio delivered the republican response in english and spanish. he denounced the president's obsession with raising taxes. >> if we can get our economy healthy again, -- if we do not, we will forever be known as the generation responsible for america's decline. >> rand paul handled the tea party response. >> the government
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am EST
from the command center set up to find him. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife could be headed to prison. they've both been officially charged in connection with the misuse of campaign funds. on friday, federal prosecutors formally filed charges as jackson is said to be accepting a plea deal. they claim jackson misused $750,000 in campaign funds to buy personal items like michael jackson and martin luther king memorabilia. jackson is reportedly going to accept a plea deal. his wife, sandy, faces one count of tax fraud. >>> facebook says it's been hacked. the social media giant says its systems were targeted in a sophisticated attack after employees visited an infected site which installed a malware and bug on their computers. facebook says none of its millions of users' information was compromised. >>> in sports news, serena williams is making history, becoming the oldest woman ever to claim the highest spot in women's tennis. she clinched that top-ranked title on friday with a quarterfinal win at the qatar open. claiming the oldest woman ever title. she's only
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction. the network was initially find for that, but it was overturned. michael johnson has been convicted of the murder of phylicia. away from when you're the opening ceremonies of the winter olympics. >> the opening ceremony for the winter olympic teams is just a year way. the excitement is building, but it is not all smooth sailing. >> tonight, they needed official. one year until the opening ceremony for the game's. even as construction buzzes ahead, there are concerns. it is a subtropical gun. temperatures there reached -- so the tropical sun keeping temperatures there reached 59 in the mountains. they say that there will be enough snow to hold the games. >> we are collecting the snow from the previous season and using it the next year. >> cost has become a major concern. these are the most expensive that paralympics ever. cost overruns of brought the -- most expensive olympics ever. cost overruns have brought the price higher. the russian president is making his presence known. putin said "you are doing a good job." he demanded one olymp
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Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
, grammys cover-up. grammys broadcast by cbs. you might remember janet jackson burned them on the wardrobe malfunction. they have had some let's say almost nudity over the years at the grammys. a memo has now gone out. this is an example. this was pink a few years ago. >> that was an incredible act. >> she had to wear that on that thing. >> rihanna with the deep plunge. all the stars do that these days. >> if i was like rihanna, i'd do that. >> katy perry, not sure what that is. >> what are they complaining about? >> the memo goes out. this is from cbs to acts and representatives. among other things be sure buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. >> in other words, guys can have things hanging out. >> nobody wants to see a man. >> thong-type problems are problematic, bare sides or undercurvature of the breast problematic. >> curvature. >> avoid sheer see-through clothing. the network also advising artists to avoid lapel pins for any cause, aids or breast cancer. >> can you wear a flag? >> come on. >> i think the american cause -- >> do you think -- >> it's like waving
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
michael jackson. reaction from both families. the governor made a pitch for gun-control proponents are expressing their views loud and clear. a live report from annapolis. the stories for you and more >> yesterday's victory parade showed the ravens hall strong football pride can be. 200,000 strong. ray rice rolling in with teammates. one of the best moments of his career. >> and on to new york. the running back made an appearance on "live with kellie and michael." >> he looked great and offered his take on that third quarter power outage. >> we're all watching the game obviously and you guys have the commanding lead, you're in control. you have a 33 minute power outage. did that almost cost to the game? >> you are saying 33. it was 84 minutes. >> you are not on the field. >> yes. >> you want to keep our momentum as a running back, you want to keep yourself out. we are still sitting and the power goes out. >> do you think someone from the 49ers' pulled the plug? >> i do not know what happened. the only thing i can say now is i am glad i am a super bowl champion. >> we're glad you ar
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Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
soft drink company. in the '80s, michael jackson teamed up with pepsi. ♪ you're the pepsi generation >> reporter: more recently, so did pink and britney spears, laying the foundation for beyonce's reported $50 million deal with the cola company. ♪ you belong with me >> reporter: some marketing experts say swift is different. appealing to a younger crowd. >> michael jackson, beyonce, they've never put themselves out there as the positive dream, that you can do it if you try, there's no need to cheat, wholesome attitude and mentality that taylor swift projects. >> reporter: swift may be under fire, but she remains widely popular, giving new meaning to the name "pop princess." ♪ >> reporter: for "today," nbc news, los angeles. >>> up next, speaking of singers, we'll take a look at -- or listen actually, why so many people, even the professionals, have such a tough time with our anthem. we're just looking, right? of course. this is the leo diamond. [ woman ] wow. [ man ] it's the first diamond ever independently certified to be visibly brighter. it's perfect. it even fits. that's bec
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am EST
county. >> we begin with hallie jackson in washington. >> fema is asking people to be ready for power outages and for wind and flooding. the trucks are getting trapped in boston and new york. >> the good news if you like snow is we are going to have some. >> some? try a foot in the big apple. double that in boston. >> i order all non emergency workers to work from home. >> than 2000 flights have been grounded today. avalanches of snow in chicago. it could be for more intense than the northeast. that means hard work and grocery stores are seeing a scramble for shovel and snacks. >> last year we did use hardly any of our salt resource is. there's a lot left. >> this potential record breaker could be anything but routine. >> used to these types of storms in new england. use common sense. >> the storm is expected to intensify tonight into tomorrow. the weekend could be a positive . traffic to get in the way of snow trucks. >> what is like in the seat this morning?-- what is it whatin t n dc? >> probably similar to what you are seeing in baltimore. >> hallie jackson, thank you. we continue
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am EST
obama administration plans to stop cyber stealing. >> hallie jackson has details. >> the obama administration will announce it is going after countries that spy on the u.s. by hacking. the u.s. wants more fines as part of an aggressive stance against cyber attacks, especially those from china. a chinese military unit was linked to years of stealing secrets on mine from the u.s. and private companies. china says they have nothing to do with the cyber attacks. >> what has the administration done so far? >> the president has signed an executive order. he talked about this in his speech. the in speecunion >> do we know what kind of information is being targeted? >> this is some potentially viable information from private companies. let's give you an example. they could pull information to save millions of dollars in research costs and for bidding wars. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 5:27. >> the man convicted of murdering phylicia barnes wants a new trial. a new trial. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. w
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
under way for president obama's pick, john brennan. >> hallie jackson has the latest. >> john brennan almost certainly face questions about the drone strike program and whether those tactics should be used overseas. this morning some in congress would get the chance to see secret information about what the government believes they can use drones to go after citizens working with the terrorists. >> there is a legal justification to try to stop them from carrying out plots. >> the government doesn't need evidence of a specific attack. >> all they have to show it is a view that somebody is doing something bad and has not renounced that. >> john brennan will face questions about his role in creating the program. >> they are necessary to mitigate an actual threat, to stop lots and prevent future attacks. >> the white house says john byrne has the experience to lead the cia. >> he thinks that it is legitimate to ask questions about how we prosecute the call against al qaeda. >> the june strike program is not the only issue likely to come out. expect lawmakers to ask about his stance on enha
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00am EST
of immigration reform. >> a hearing will address the immigration system. hallie jackson has the latest. >> good morning. the discussion is moving beyond the border to the borders of texas. that is for the homeland security will be traveling. >> now is the time. >> the president is doing the same at the white house today. members of congress are meeting, too. >> we need a serious fix. >> janet napolitano will visit a passel, texas. -- el paso, texas. it is predicted to outpace the white population. >> this is the first time the white population has not been the largest group in california. >> the president and the group of senators have unveiled proposals which were derided as amnesty. >> we have tried this before. we gave amnesty to the 3 million people. >> better border security. that is something the president's proposal does not do. >> i believe we're at the moment where comprehensive reform is within our grasp. >> the president is also talking with business leaders today. >> hallie jackson, thank you. 5:27. more celebration from the super bowl champions. >> the baltimore rav
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00am EST
deliver his state of the union address tonight. >> hallie jackson has the latest. what can we expect to hear tonight? >> the president will be unveiling a fairly aggressive agenda for his second term. expect the focus to be on the economy and pocketbook issues. the president will be touching on immigration and gun-control along with issues like climate change. the president campaigned that in 2008 and made it clear he wants to see legislation on this. republicans will have a voice as well. marco rubio will be given the republican rebuttal. he is giving that speech in english and spanish. the first time the rebuttal has been given in more than one language. >> the president will focus on the economy. >> there will be a lot of fiscal issues. you have the question of how to get a handle on the government debt. the president wants to cut spending and bring in more revenue. both sides want to avoid big cuts for the defense department. those cuts kick in in just over two weeks. >> we will see short term and longer term playing out the importance of growing the economy and less emphasis of
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Feb 22, 2013 5:00am EST
. >> hallie jackson has the latest. the deadline is fast approaching. >> one week away. nobody is on capitol hill. politicians on monday morning will be back. the half to get down to work to figure out how to avoid the cuts. the cuts could cost 750,000 estimated jobs and slow down the economy. president obama is still keeping up public pressure on republicans. he had good conversation with gop leaders like john boehner and mitch mcconnell. both sides are at an impasse. we expect a lot of governors to weigh in. some will be talking with the president at the white house in the next couple of days. >> what kind of effect will have in baltimore? >> you could see it longer lines at the airport, potentially shorter hours. the smaller airports may have a problem with that. a lot of workers could be furloughed if the cuts go through. people will see less money from unemployment. issues with the border control in more southern states along the border. you could see shorter hours at national parks. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 30 degrees at the airport. >> big bills and big discussions in
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Feb 21, 2013 4:30am EST
congressman jesse jackson jr. has pleaded guilty, but now the fight to limit his jail time begins. >>> and look at this, some spots that have the ability to swallow six earths but that's the least of our concerns. we'll tell you why. we're back in two minutes. >>> welcome back. here are some other stories making news this morning. five people are dead after a late night plane crash in eastern georgia. seven passengers were aboard the craft when it ran off the runway. a few survivors are injured but officials haven't released details about their condition. >>> the white house is quietly moving to have the supreme court overturn the california ban on same-sex marriage. the high court will take up two cases surrounding same-sex marriage later this year. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. pleaded guilty to using some $750,000 in campaign funds as a personal piggy bank. he'll be sentenced in june and could get more than four years in prison. >>> meanwhile, the former mayor of the big easy trying to get out of the big house. ray nagin pleaded not guilty to charges he accepted brib
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am EST
eight days before spending cuts take effect. hallie jackson joins us live to explain. >> whatever happens will have a big impact far beyond the beltway, including up in baltimore. >> everybody is waiting to hear. >> about 800,000 civilians will be forced to take one day off each week if massive spending cuts kick in on march 1. >> i will pay the mortgage and utilities and then you live on what is left. >> the furloughs would last or than five months. the pentagon will have to find more savings. >> this is felt in be in small towns a light. >> it is not just those working for the military that will be affected . house democrats have a hearing to talk about other effects. president obama talked about the impact in an interview. >> we do not need these automatic mindless spending cuts. >> john boehner asked of the president, what is he doing to stop the sequester that would hall allowed the armed forces? as politicians squabble, leon panetta is talking with nato about how these cuts would affect our allies. >> there is a new poll out about these spending cuts. >> it says 25% of peopl
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Feb 8, 2013 3:00am EST
going to jim cramer or @jimcramer on twitter, including today, desean jackson, who took his picture with me and you'll notice my avatar and my dad and he's wearing number 10. so we absolutely have two number tens checking in. we have to do some work. let's do some mad tweets. here's a tweet from @nhermes7 who writes i'm curious what's your opinion on hewlett-packard? should i cut my loss or wait for new movement? i think hewlett-packard is probably one of the most intriguing stocks out there, because it fell down 40%, actually 44% last year. it's the worst performing stock in the dow. yet, the balance sheet is not that bad. they could clean up some debt, "the wall street journal" suggested that today. and the possibility that meg whitman can engender a turnaround means i would not sell the stock here. however, just so you know, she's going to get about a two-quarter honeymoon and if she doesn't turn it around, people will dump it again. let's own it for a couple quarters and see what happens. i didn't think the flexibility was available until i saw the dell leverage buyout. here's o
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Feb 2, 2013 9:00am EST
. >> ♪ >> jackson square is a feast for the senses, the sounds, colors, and textures pull you in and taken to another place. >> the art is wonderful and it is fun and you need to the city. come down and you get to meet the artists and see them working. it is fabulous. >> behind each of these artists is a story. for painter rick fox it is a story of rebirth. he makes things beautiful from a tattered debris left over from the hurricane. >> this has a branch that i found on the backs of the mississippi river. this is a child desktop and you are looking at tar from a house. there are many items that i find that are really tattered and i even do reconstruction to save the item. going through storms and the hardships, is similar to our lives. we have to keep it together no matter what the damage is. >> that positive to provide counsel all live here -- comes alive here in orleans and it stays with you about it seems like a celebration of life here. they are always upbeat and never gloomy in orleans. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> jackson square is a feast for the census. it is from everything you sm
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Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
often cites michael jackson, who is a virgo, and they tend to be extreme perfectionists, over the top, having everything right. >> so it was in the stars? >> you're going to see stars. >> how about take two, the super bowl super kiss? super bowl ad for the web development company godaddy.com. commercial features world famous super model bar refaeli and actor jesse heiman. this isn't even kissing. this is throwing down. the idea of a perfect match, they say, when sexy meets smart, your small business scores. >> right. >> this is the one they're going to run during the super bowl on sunday. this goes on for quite some time. there was a version that was supposedly rejected by cbs where they played tonsil hockey. >> they're tonguing? >> like deep. >> french kissing. >> we had to blur it out, believe it or not. >> it's that bad you had to blur it out? i'm just being dramatic. i actually thought, okay, if he -- listen, there's someone for everyone. if he looked like george clooney and he was kissing her affectionately like that, would it have been edited out? is it because people are like,
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
i headed to jackson square for the sights and sounds to soothe the soul. ♪ [ "creole march"] ♪ >> jackson square, a feast for the senses. it takes you to another place. >> it's a wonderful. it is unique to the city. it's a great time. you get to really meet the artists pharmacy there working. it's fabulous. >> behind each of these artists is a story. he chooses to make something beautiful from tattered debris left by devastating hurricanes. >> this painting here has a branch i found all the banks of the mississippi river. what your looking at here is a child's desktop. then you are looking at par from a house. there are a lot of items that i find are really tattered. i even do reconstruction to save the items. going through storms and the hard ship, it is similar to our lives. we have to piece it back together no matter what the damages. >> the positive by the comes alive in new orleans. like a catchy tune, it stays with you. >> it is always a celebration of life. they are always up be. they are always having a good time. ♪ down in new orleans >> i just cannot get that
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00am EST
to work. >> hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can tell he loves his job. 5:27. >> converse has a bid deadline coming up in less than two weeks >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. police found the body of mindy mccready, dead of an apparent suicide. there were gunshots fired at home. was 37 years old. >> baltimore spent $585,000 on a report that predicted the city would go bankrupt in 10 years. the mayor is expected to release the full report on wednesday. >> the empire state building shining red, white, and loblue n on a of presidents day. 5:31. time for traffic and weather together on the 1's. >> traditionally this is a big weekend for snow. this weekend, the one which is passed. we're thankful we get the cold but not the snow. ava will talk about the statistical anomaly. >> a big word. >> you had your coffee this morning. >> 20 at the airport with a wind chill at 10. rain to mark and dry w
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am EST
deadline literature $1 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years. >> hallie jackson has the latest on the story. >> good morning. if those huge automatic spending cuts kick in and the economy slows down, we will all feel the impact. nearly everybody in washington wants to avoid that. the question is how? another day, another dollar, another fiscal fight in washington. the issue is massive spending cuts. it is called sequestration. we're not supposed to get to this point in the first place. >> it was a proposal meant to spur lawmakers into action to come up with a budget that everybody could agree on. >> cuts could still down the economy. pentagon leaders are deeply worried about the impact on the military. if congress cannot cut a big deal -- >> they should pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms. >> he is thinking short-term. give congress time to work on a budget. >> they should have a chance to come up with a budget instead of making cuts now that was slow down the recovery. >> both sides agreed something must be done. republican leaders are digging in their heel
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Feb 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
impressive. jackson on the break. it is rejected. .he bears' lead morgan takes control. the past to duncan. he throws it down. duncan, another block. another chance. it is off target. the passing does not get much better than this. duncan, the acrobatic fission -- finish. morgan goes on to the victory. a tough game for the retrievers. joey launches three. vermont showing their outside game. two of his 18 points. vermont wins, 67-55. usually this time of year, duke or north carolina is leading the acc. this season, no team has been better than the university of miami. they are -0-0 -- 10-0. they were both checking out the game. miami took control early on. sean larkin drains 3. 22-9. larkin biggest with 18. the second half was showtime for miami. miami went 87-61. each of the last quarter winds have been by at least 22 points. they have been dominating. the game between michigan and wisconsin, this one a thriller. under 10 seconds to play, michigan takes the lead with 2.5 seconds to go. wisconsin was not done yet. a pass from halfcourt. they are tied again and go into overtime. 40 se
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm EST
one, saying they gave their lives to protect children in their care. janice jackson also receive the citizens medal. she founded a baltimore-based nonprofit that empowers women with disabilities. it is called women embracing abilities now. this moment took 29 years of overcoming personal adversity. at 24, she was hit by a car and paralyzed. doctors said she would be lucky if she would be able to move her shoulders. >> as she recovered and regained her strength, she recalled -- she resolved to give some first- rate to others. -- resolved to give some of her strength to others. >> janice told us the most moving part what -- moving part of the ceremony was the moment when 6 slain educators from newtown were awarded medals for their heroic contributions. next, overcoming adversity. >> it phrase often used to talk about the ravens. >> rain and snow. see how cold it will be. >> the ravens became superbowl champions. >> you often hear triumph over adversity. some perspective of the emotional roller coasters that the team went through this past season. >> sean smith captors the sights and so
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am EST
. hallie jackson joins us live. the deadline is not far away. >> one week away. time is running out. nobody is on capitol hill. politicians on monday morning will be back. they have to figure out how to avoid these cuts. they will slow down the economy. negotiations have not gone anywhere. president obama had good conversations with john boehner and mitch mcconnell. the first time the president has talked to mcconnell in weeks. president is going to a military talent in virginia next week. many governors are in town for a yearly meeting and some will be going to the white house to talk to the president. >> what kind of effects will we feel in maryland? >> people of work will get less money from unemployment. look at the furloughs you will see for many federal workers. long lines at security checkpoints at airports. park rangers could be furloughed as well. not to mention all the military impact. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the winner of the mega millions during claimed the jackpot on thursday appeared she wants to remain anonymous and purchased the ticket from a gas station in
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am EST
shipbuilding yard in virginia. some republicans say the president's place is on capitol hill. hallie jackson joins us live to explain. >> the curtain is rising on another day of political theater in washington. that is the accusation from some republicans. >> this is a time to look for somebody who will lead. >> there is plenty of talk in washington. but so far not a lot of action about how to avoid $85 billion in spending cuts. >> these cuts do not have to happen. >> compromise seems like a distant rmirage. hoping public pressure will help. the president is going to virginia if the sequester is triggered. >> he has tried to scare the american people. >> the administration says it is not a scare tactics. a deadline that is just three days away. >> it is time for them to act, but we have seen nothing. >> speaker boehner wants to see other kinds of cuts. >> how of the budget cuts impacting our economy now? >> there's a new survey showing these experts think all the washington gridlock is slowing down the economy right now. they think that people may start buying more. it is more of the budget
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
will be the focus on capitol hill. hallie jackson joins us live this morning with more details on the story. >> good morning. john brennan almost certainly faces questions about the drone strike program and whether those tactics should be used overseas. this morning some in congress would get the chance to see secret information about why the government believes they can use drones to go after citizens working with terrorists. the president has defended the use of drone strikes before. >> there is a legal justification to try to stop them from carrying out plots. >> the government doesn't need evidence of a specific attack. if it believes u.s. citizens are engaged in ongoing operations to kill americans. >> all they have to show is a view that somebody is doing something bad and has not renounced that. >> john brennan will face questions about his role in creating the program. >> we conduct targeted strikes. >> they are necessary to mitigate an actual threat, to prevent future attacks. to save american lives. >> the white house says john brennan has the experience to lead the cia.
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Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm EST
hope will elevate their sort of level of exposure. there is sheila jackson lake. the president is well versed on who sits on the aisle and i guess he was making his own choices about where to extend his hand this time around. >> i guess so. we keep showing the picture from the first lady's box. we want to let you know, the woman on the screen left as you look at the picture is hadiya pendleton's mom, the 15-year-old killed by gun violence in chicago. the first lady just attended her funeral, and her name is cleo patrick cowley. she is the guest of the first lady tonight. the president making pretty good time nearing the final term. david gregory, one of the great traditions of this event no, matter who the president is, no matter what you make of it. >> the whole world is watching. not the only ones getting the sense of the state of the union. a lot of people want to know what the state of the united states is. in our business community, in governments around the world. but interesting. here the president is in the house chamber, at a time when the house is controlled by republica
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
may be open to some of those. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news . >> some good news for the housing industry. home prices rose by more than -- the most in six and half years. prices rose by 8.3% in december. prices rose last year in 46 of the 50 states. this helps to fuel the housing recovery. a new study on engaging traffic fines drivers need to allow more time for traffic if they want to arrive on time. everett should add more = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = driver should set aside nearly two hours in the washington, d.c., area. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is the worst morning commute you ever had to endure? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. the pentagon may offer some benefits to same-sex couples. there is another fiscal showdown on capitol hill. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> if across-the-board spending cuts take place on march 1. president obama calling on congress to postpone them again and to act on it short-term plan of savi
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Feb 25, 2013 6:00am EST
today. we begin with hallie jackson in washington. >> michele obama wore an evening gown to announce the best picture from washington. state leaders got down to politicking over budget cuts. >> advice is to stop campaigning. roll up your sleeves and do the hard work of governing. >> the governors the onus on federal lawmakers. >> do not put the burden on the state and the military. >> the real question is what is the impact on the people that we serve. >> the potential affect on headstart and energy assistance. governors worry. >> this sequestered stands to wipe out a lot of hard for gains in maryland and virginia. we understand this is an economic threat. >> some folks are starting to look to the next deadline. that is one the government funding runs out. there is speculation some lawmakers might wait until next month to figure out both budget battles at once. >> what are the odds we can see an agreement by friday? >> there is no immediate consequence when the deadline hits. humane not see until the furloughs start to take place in april the fire in the of lawmakers. >> or as we like to
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
innocent victim? first this is "today" on nbc. >>> coming up, the new job that michael jackson's 16-year-old son, prince, just landed. >>> also a woman who gave birth to four boys on the same day. they are not quadruplets. >> what? >> i don't know. we'll explain after your local news. adjust your retirement plan along the way. rethink how you're invested. and refocus as your career moves forward. wherever you are today, a fidelity ira has a wide range of investment choices to help you fine-tune your personal economy. call today and we'll make it easy to move that old 401(k) to a fidelity no-fee ira. ii am the hero of my story.lly. i am her hero. i am ready for tonight. i am ready for the rest of my life. let your hair color do the talking new revlon luxurious colorsilk buttercream™, ammonia free, triple butter complex of mango, shea, and coconut for superior hair color, gorgeous texture and amazing shine. try new revlon luxurious colorsilk buttercream™. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. one person is dead and two others injured after an
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Feb 18, 2013 9:00am EST
bears of pets on the white house lawn? >> thomas jefferson, james monroe, andrew jackson, chester arthur. >> james monroe. >> jackson. >> you can't give two answers. what is that? >> thomas jefferson. >> they win. >> congratulations. >> the old guys. >> leonard cooper, thanks. >>> coming up live, when to call it quits in your relationship. but first these messages. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an a
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